Get Smart: Add Layers to Patterns Using Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop

Charnelle Barlow, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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9 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. 01 INTRODUCTION

      0:48
    • 2. 02 WHAT IS A SMART OBJECT?

      1:10
    • 3. 03 DRAWING YOUR ICONS

      2:04
    • 4. 04 SKILLSHARE02 PATTERN BASICS

      3:00
    • 5. 05 ARRANGING THE PATTERN SQUARE

      3:18
    • 6. 06 CONVERT TO SMART OBJECT

      1:55
    • 7. 07 SPLIT AND FILL

      4:32
    • 8. 08 COLOR

      4:29
    • 9. 09 FINISH AND SAVE

      1:58

About This Class

Are smart objects really smart? Why yes... yes they are, but only if you know how to use them.

In this class you will learn what the function of a Smart Object is in Adobe Photoshop and how to use it to create luscious engaging layers within your pattern designs. By the end of this class you will know how to *create a repeat pattern, how to create a smart object, and why the use of one is absolutely necessary for adding layers to patterns. I'd love to see your progress, so please upload your process and finished pattern in the projects section.

* Since this class is focused on smart objects. It is suitable for advanced beginners because I do quickly show the entire pattern creation process. If you are in need of an in-depth explanation of each step (such as what an icon is) please refer to my class Paper to Pattern.